“We are mindful of the anti smoking lobby and the dangers associated with smoking in terms of nicotine. We are also aware that we need to diversify away from tobacco and that is being done”. Saulos Chilima- Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.
By (re-post from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Website).
As part of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s mission of ending smoking in this generation, the Foundation supports efforts to diversify tobacco economies and lessen the reliance of smallholder farmers on the tobacco sector. This requires much more than simple crop substitution, and the Foundation’s approach incorporates aspects of science, technology, innovation, and commercialization to view what is fundamentally an economic question through an economic lens.